About this object

Green glazed steatite scarab shaped seal with design of a king driving chariot and inscription 'Xpr nfr'. Dated to the reign of Ramesses II by comparison with other examples with the same motif. From grave S353. There is a modern seal impression made by Professor Newberry. In error Professor Peet notes it was found by Naville at Deir el Bahri and gives a 19th Dynasty date, however, it is from Petrie's Egyptian Research Account excavations at Saft el-Hinna and was assigned an 18th Dynasty date by him. Slightly chipped in places. Pierced through the length for suspension.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Saft el-Hinna
  • Date made
    1279 BC - 1213 BC (Dynasty 19: Reign of Ramesses II)
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Egyptian Research Account, 1906
  • Collector
    Egyptian Research Account
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Saft el-Hinna
  • Date collected
    1906
  • Measurements
    7.5 mm x 11 mm x 14 mm
  • Related people
    Egyptian Research Account (Collector, previous owner)

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Publications

  • Hyksos and Israelite Cities

    Petrie, William Matthew Flinders

    Author: Petrie, William Matthew Flinders
    Publisher: British School of Archaeology in Egypt
    Date: 1906
    Description: Record of Petrie's Egyptian Research Account excavations at Saft el-Hinna.

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Previous owners

  • Egyptian Research Account

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1906-08-28
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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